May 8, 2016

Post date: May 05, 2016 5:47:25 PM

Happy Mother’s Day!

Thank you to Judy Ragland for playing the organ today.

BREAD FOR THE WORLD PHONE CALLS. If you are thinking it is not that long ago since we urged you to call Rep. Dave Reichert and Senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, you aren’t wrong. Bread is urging us to repeat the activity now because of pending legislation in Congress. It is again time to use our collective Christian voices to end hunger. This effort is needed to end maternal and child malnutrition. We live in a world where a women dies every two seconds from complications in pregnancy or childbirth or a child dies-often from malnutrition. We must call our elected representatives and urge them to take the needs of hungry women and children around the world seriously. We thank you for the faithful advocacy you have shown, together as one Christian voice, we can assure that women and children around the world will never again suffer from hunger and poverty. Information needed to place these three phone calls will be provided on Sunday, May 15th. Outreach Ministry

Constitution Update: We have already received our revised constitution back from the Synod and with a few very minor changes it looks good. The next step is to have a congregational meeting to approve it. We don’t want to rush anyone on this (there’s no hurry), so please look it over during May and the summer. It’s on our website or paper copies are available in the office. The Council proposes a discussion meeting on Sunday, September 25th with perhaps a vote on Sunday, October 9th. Thanks again to Neil Caulkins, Mike Krekling, Sheila Johnson and David Lygre for their work on the constitution and by-laws.

FISH FOOD BANK NEEDS: They are in dire need of canned goods! Tuna, canned meat, canned fruit, canned peas, and in particular canned corn are in demand.

FISH Food Bank - Volunteers Needed! Weekly, monthly or quarterly...Saturday Volunteers to receive donations and manage Bread Room each Saturday, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm; once a month or once a quarter, share the day with a friend or take turns! Warehouse Volunteers to stock shelves, sort produce and help load boxes Distribution assistants to register and assist guests who come to FISH. 2-3 hours shifts, weekday hours vary Call Joy at FISH, 925-5990 for details.

Youth Activities

Happy Mother’s Day!

Wednesday – Family Fun Night!

4:30 -5:30 up to 5th grade

5:30-5:45 Family Sing along

5:45 – 6:30 Dinner

6:30 – 7:30 6th grade on up

We will be talking about floods and playing badminton! Teams will be: parents vs. kids, 4:30 kids vs. 6:30 kids, girls vs. boys, etc.

FRIDAY, FRIDAY, FRIDAY!!! Do you have children that are frazzled and need a break? Do you feel frazzled and need a break? Have no fear, FLC YOUTH is here! We are giving parents a chance to get away and leave their kids behind while at the same time giving kids a chance to break away and leave their parents behind. Friday, April 13 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sign up on the board to let us know you’re coming and if you have food allergies!

Youth: sign up on the Youth board to be in charge of an activity for Parents Night Out! You totally own this one! I know there are some serious play-dough, lego, or cupcake decorating gurus out there!

Keep your calendars open for our Youth picnic potluck/NERF battle to be held at Mount View Park from 5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m. –Bring a meat for grilling, a side dish to share, and your NERF gear!

Thrivent Financial Sponsored FREE WORKSHOP

WHERE: First Lutheran Church, 512 N. Ruby St., Ellensburg, WA

WHEN: Tuesday night MAY 17th

TIME: 7:00p-8:00p. Bring a Friend, Neighbor or other interested person. (You do NOT need to be a member of Thrivent to attend.)

TOPIC: “Preparing for Long-Term Care: A Gift Your Family Deserves”

About this workshop.

What would you do if you had an accident or got a diagnosis and required care?

What would your family do?

Explore your options and how to prepare for the unexpected. This workshop will be conducted by our local Thrivent Representative Jay Kelly based in Yakima. Invite your neighbors and friends. Seating is limited to 35 people.

Call the church office 509-925-2844, or our Thrivent Representative Jay Kelley at 509-494-3401 or or our Congregational Advocate Mike Krekling (cell 678-493-7300) or send your name, phone number and email address to our new stewardship email address to reserve your place TODAY.